The world lost a true paragon of song and social activism when Pete Seeger passed away in January. In celebration of his life and legacy, Governor Dayton has declared Saturday, May 3, to be Pete Seeger Day in Minnesota, on what would have been his 95th birthday. A gathering of a wide-array of Minne ... More >>
One of the oldest independent record labels marks three decades with a concert at the O'Shaughnessy
Mondays are usually a quiet day in the theater world, with most of the houses dark for the day off. This Monday, however, there are a number of interesting one-night-only pieces for audiences.
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Art by Curtiss AIt's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine ... More >>
TPT's MNOriginal began broadcasting its first season earlier this spring, but the show will celebrate its official launch in Mears Park tonight with a free outdoor show and art gathering. Nachito Herrera and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps will open tonight's show, and both acts will the ... More >>
Longstanding folk scene staple Bill Hinkley, who passed away at the end of last month, will be honored with a tribute concert and fundraiser on July 7 at the Nicollet Pavillion. Organized by Hinkley's friends and collaborators, the memorial concert will include "some of the finest players from th ... More >>
In celebration of their first run of episodes, MN Original is hosting a launch party next month in Mears Park that will feature (naturally) great music and art from the community. Three bands that have been featured on the series -- Nachito Herrera, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, and th ... More >>
Saying goodbye to the Prairie Home Companion musician
Photos courtesy A Prairie Home CompanionMidnight on the Water: Bill Hinkley, in memoriamBY MARTIN KELLER The choice moments that suddenly arise when you can see a grand life coming to a close in front of you seem to have no respect for death -- and even less reverence for the heavy grief waiti ... More >>
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Next week Red House Records issues a momentous tribute album of Pete Seeger's songs. But after 15 years at the margins of American music, this St. Paul label proudly aims to stay there.